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State Schools Chief Tom Torlakson Recognizes Model Programs

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson announced today that he will recognize nine school attendance programs for using positive, innovative approaches to keep students in school.

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ESSA puts new emphasis on improving student attendance

The Every Student Succeeds Act, signed by President Barack Obama on Dec. 10, 2015, eliminates the most onerous accountability mandate on schools – adequate yearly progress – while giving states new freedom to design and implement their own systems for measuring student performance.

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Obama takes aim at K-12 absenteeism

President Barack Obama is seeking to curb absenteeism among K-12 students with two new initiatives. The proposal calls for the My Brother’s Keeper program to introduce “Success Mentors” and for a national campaign to educate parents about the effects of chronic absenteeism.

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5th Annual Central California Truancy Summit

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